LEFTY'S READING CHALLENGE - Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN IS THE READING CHALLENGE?
2019 Lefty's Reading Challenge will take place January 14 - February 8
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
K–6th grade students
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?
Nothing! We will provide all materials FREE to the schools
HOW DOES THE READING CHALLENGE WORK?
- Students are challenged to complete 20 reading books or assignments
- Teachers set the reading goals based on student's academic level
- Students that complete the provided Reading Log will earn a ticket for their parent/guardian to Friday or Saturday NASCAR race in 2019
- Students that complete the Registration Form and Survey receive a FREE membership to Lefty's Kids Club
- Membership to Lefty's Kids Club gives FREE admission to the Friday and Saturday NASCAR race in 2019
- Schools can win money for their libraries
- Teachers with 100% class completion receive (2) tickets to the Saturday NASCAR race in 2019
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION OPEN?
- Registration opens Monday, August 13th
- Early Registration - Register by September 14th and your Principal and (2) guests will receive a wild ride in the Official NASCAR Pace Car at 120+ mph on our 2-mile oval
- Click Here to Register your school now!
WHAT IS LEFTY'S PIZZA PARTY?
Top (2) schools in each county with the most redeemed vouchers for race tickets on race weekend will win a school-wide pizza party and a visit from LEFTY and special guests!
- ALL schools are eligible
WHY DO STUDENTS NEED TO RETURN A REGISTRATION FORM?
- Students receive FREE membership to Lefty's Kids Club
- Membership gives FREE admission to Friday and Saturday NASCAR race
- Membership gives FREE admission to most all events at the Auto Club Speedway
- Lefty's Kids Club Membership cards are recognized locally for FREE perks and discounts
- Information is used to keep families up to date on Lefty's Kids Club events
- Membership is active until 13 years of age
- This information is NOT shared with any outside vendors or marketing firms
HOW CAN OUR SCHOOL WIN?
The schools with 100% of students completing the Reading Challenge will receive prize money for their library. (100% requires a completed reading log AND a signed registration form from every student)
Winning categories are as follows:
- Category I: up to 299 students $500
- Category II: 300-599 students $2,500
- Category III: 600+ students $3,500
**Winning schools will receive (2) complimentary tickets for every staff member to the NASCAR race
**Winning checks will be presented on stage during Pre-race ceremonies
**In the event of a tie schools will divide the prize money equally in their category
WHAT IS LEFTY'S "LUCKY DOG" PRIZE?
All winning schools will be entered into a drawing for an additional $1,000 which will be randomly drawn during race weekend.
WHEN ARE THE READING LOGS AND PERMISSION SLIPS DUE?
Reading logs and permission slips are due back POSTMARKED by February 15, 2019 - due to the amount of materials we have returned and the limited amount of time we have until the NASCAR race in March, we are not able to accommodate late logs and slips.
Auto Club Speedway
c/o Lefty's Reading Challenge
9300 Cherry Ave
Fontana, CA 92337
HOW / WHEN WILL THE WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
- Results will be posted on Lefty's Kids Club Website www.leftyskidsclub.com
- Winning schools will be contacted by phone prior to posting results
IF OUR SCHOOL DOESN'T WIN, DO WE STILL GET FREE TICKETS?
- Students that successfully complete the Reading Log will receive a free ticket for their parent which is good for Friday or Saturday of NASCAR weekend.
- Students that return a signed Registration/Survey Form will receive Lefty's Kids Club Membership Card which will give them free admission to Friday and Saturday NASCAR races.
- If students do not return a Registration/Survey Form, parents can still sign their kids up for Lefty's Kid Club either online by clicking here or the day of the race at any Information Booth or admission gate.
CAN TEACHERS GET FREE TICKETS?
Yes, any teacher with 100% classroom completion will receive two complimentary tickets to the Sat. NASCAR race, regardless if their school wins.
CAN A STUDENT EARN MORE THAN ONE TICKET?
Yes, if a student completes two reading logs he/she may earn up to a maximum of (2) vouchers
DOES LEFTY MAKE SCHOOL VISITS?
- We would love to bring LEFTY, our mascot, to your school for either a school-wide assembly or individual classroom visits. We'll read to your kids and get them excited about Lefty's Reading Challenge.
- This is FREE for your school.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATES AND MEMBERSHIP CARDS?
Cards and Certificates will be sent to your school, via FedEx.
WHAT IF OUR SCHOOL IS ON WINTER BREAK OR SPRING BREAK?
We will do our best to accommodate the many vacation schedules that are represented in the four counties.
WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Heather Perrin- Account Executive, Youth Marketing